What kind of pillow do you use? What do you think of this pillow?

What kind of pillow do you sleep on?

I’m on a quest for the perfect pillow. After lots of research, I’m leaning toward this one. What do you think of it? It’s queen-size, high-loft, and latex (so it’ll be cool and shouldn’t lose its shape over time). $45 is a lot for a pillow, but all the good reviews make me think it’s the last one I’ll ever need to purchase (for a few years, at least).

$45 is NOT a lot for a pillow. We have Scandia goose-down pillows that were probably $200-$300 each or more. Nice pillows that come different degrees of firmness, and are filled with hypo-allergenic Polish white goose down. Here is one of their more expensive lines.

$530 for a pillow? A pillow?!

Wow. I would agree that $45 is kind of expensive for a pillow. If it was the most awesome pillow ever, I might spend $80. $200 is crazy to me. $500? Absolute insanity. I’m almost afraid to ask, but what did your mattress cost?

Please don’t take this as criticism. I blow money on shit that other people would call me insane for. I’m just really curious. How good can a pillow be?

Down pillows are virus and germapalooza. I can’t imagine paying $300 for an infectious breeding ground which I could not clean.

Wow, I’m glad you posted this; I’ve been needing a new pillow and this looks just right. Ordered!

Woot, grats to you Eddy! :smiley: Let us know how you like it.

As far as costs, I spent less than $500 on my entire bed (queen size, memory/spring combination mattress, and steel platform from Walmart–very comfortable!). Clearly $45 doesn’t make for an expensive pillow to everybody, but since I usually buy the cheap fluffy ones at Walmart or Meijer for less than $10 apiece, $45 is quite a splurge. I mean, I could point to an Aston Martin convertible that costs almost $300k and say your little BMW that cost less than $75k wasn’t expensive at all, following that logic.

Anyway, that’s enough car analogies for one day. Moar pillow talk please! :smiley:

I have a Mediflow water pillow. It’s pretty cool. It doesn’t slosh violently around or anything. It’s hard to describe the sensation… well, floating. It does a good job supporting my head and neck, and I sleep better with it than a regular pillow.

I agree that $500 for a pillow is insanity.* It better make the bed for you.

*Says the girl who once spent $250 on a blanket. (No regrets!)

I have a lot of problems with my neck, and it took me a long time to find the right pillow.

I bought the pillow you linked to, and it wasn’t right for me. However, I have a lot of problems with my neck. This pillow didn’t allow my head to sink in enough, so my neck wasn’t straight.

It is, however, a wonderful pillow. If you’re read the reviews you know what to expect. When I surf the web I lie in bed on my side. Sometimes I put this pillow under my waist, and it’s soft but supportive.

The pillow I finally settled on is here. It’s memory foam with a layer of slightly softer foam on top. I used one of the regular “30% off at Kohl’s” specials to get it at a better price.

I have to put this on a folded towel to get it the exact right depth. Which brings me to my point that pillows are really personal. I would say, if you’re used to a queen size, high loft pillow, the one you linked to is a great choice. If you’re starting from a regular pillow, you might want to try a cheaper high-loft pillow first.

Edited to add - Now I’m checking out that Mediflow pillow. My mom thinks I have a pillow obsession.

I’ve had problems with back & neck pain most of my adult life. A couple years ago I got a Tempur-Pedic Neck Pillow (http://www.tempurpedic.com/Contoured-Pillows/Tempur-Pedic-TEMPUR-Neck-Pillow.asp) and it’s been a huge help. My only complaint about it is it’s smaller than a standard pillow, and tends to swim around in my standard-sized pillow case. But as far as relieving my neck pain, it’s been great. I can highly recommend it.

$90, less at Bed Bath & Beyond.

We both recently switched out our pillows and a co-worker swore by her mypillow. I have always had to sleep with two pillows and my wife requires something hypoallergenic.
We’ve had these since January and they’ve been great. They come in different support level based on men/women and if you’re a back/side/combo sleeper.
$80 is pricey but they always have some promo code going (‘facebook’ is a current one) that’ll knock $20 off.
They don’t cure cancer like the website claims:rolleyes: but they are pretty nice.

In the link I didn’t see any feathers inside that pillow so that’s a giveaway that it won’t work.

Can’t have feathers if you’re allergic to them. And they work just fine.

I like really thin pillows. Big fluffy ones suck as far as I’m concerned.

I don’t know who’s sleeping on your pillows, but I’m the sole user of mine. I haven’t had so much as a head cold in over two years, so that blows a hole in your little pet theory, now doesn’t it?

Jake Jones: Yeah, we had a large income back then. I wouldn’t buy them again, even though I really like them, as the cost is, as others have noted, ridiculous. We keep the slip covers that Scandia provided on them, which prevent direct contact with the pillow’s surface. We also bought a TempurPedic mattress at the same time, which is certainly not cheap. Perhaps living in hell can chime in and tell me how eeeeevil those are, too.

Actually, it doesn’t say anything about his theory one way or the other. It’s a single piece of data. I have no opinion one way or the other but your statement is silly.

On topic: Like JohnT, I need a very flat pillow as well. Most of the nice big and often expensive ones hurt my neck. The best pillow for me is a cheapie skinny one which are amazingly hard to find. I did spend a shit load on my king size Temurpedic mattress and it was well worth it.

Basically, I’m asking him to explain why it is that my pillow would be a repository for bacteria and viruses. It’s his stupid statement, not mine.

I also have lots of neck problems and bought a pillow like this one - except I found one at the 'Ol Kmart for about $25 and it’s been working wonders for me. I used to wake up with a headache quite often, but now I don’t.

I bought a knockoff someplace about 10 years ago and it worked fine for a while, but in less than a year it got really soft and lost its neck support. Which is why I needed it in the first place. So the second time around, I went for the brand name, and it’s paid off so far.

Bacteria and viruses don’t only come from other people. Your being the sole user of your pillow doesn’t prevent bacteria migrating from your own skin and hair.

That said, I’d like a cite re feather pillows being breeding grounds for microbes.

I can’t use a down pillow because of allergies. The last time we bought pillows, they were something like $5 to $7 each, and I’m perfectly happy with mine. Short of a medical issue, I couldn’t imagine spending a lot for a pillow.